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Register Now for April 18th “Secrets to Project Success” Program

Ever wonder how your peers keep pulling off successful projects? Do you feel like you’re drowning in data but starving for useful information? Is there really a better mousetrap out there?

Come join your fellow construction and project management professionals from the area on Tuesday, April 18th at the Lynnwood Convention Center to hear from three outstanding researchers on what they have found to help you be successful on your next project.

Click here to register!  Cost is free for 2017 NWCCC members, and $299 for non-members.

Register Now for March 16th “New Frontiers In Construction” Program

The NWCCC is pleased to join with the University of Washington’s Center for Education and Research in Construction (CERC) to offer attendance at their 2017 Conference “New Frontiers in Construction” as our March program.

Click here to register!  Cost is free for 2017 NWCCC members, and $299 for non-members.

Since 2011, The UW’s CERC has created a venue to highlight research and its relevance for pressing issues facing the construction industry.  Looking deeply at the frontiers in technology and evolving practices, CERC and its partners, demonstrate the application and benefits of applied research for participating organizations. Participants receive timely information that can be put into practice right when they return to the office Monday morning.

Click here for the “New Frontiers In Construction” agenda, and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday, March 16 at the Center for Education and Research in Construction located at Magnusson Park in Seattle (7543 63rd Ave NE, Building 5, Bay B;  directions here).


2017 Student Bid Competition Showcases Future Talent

The 2017 NWCCC Student Bid Competition was held on Wednesday, January 25th at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.  This annual event spotlights our top regional Construction Management students from Central Washington University, Oregon State University, Washington State University, and the University of Washington.  Thirty-six students comprising six teams demonstrated their ability to estimate a full-scale renovation project recently completed at the Museum of Flight by BN Builders.  The students presented their written proposal to a panel of judges last week, then presented their proposal in front of nearly 60 NWCCC members at the event and took challenging questions from both the judges and the membership.

Everyone in the room was highly impressed with each team’s performance, particularly with the ability of the students to deliver thoughtful answers to some difficult questions.  The future is indeed bright for both regional owner and contractor firms looking to refill or add to their construction management talent pool.

In the end, the judges deemed that the written proposal and presentation given by the Oregon State Mixed-Use team demonstrated the highest ability in assembling a project proposal that included cost estimates, schedule, staffing plans, logistic plans, safety plans, and addressing a challenge encountered by the real project.  Congratulations to Oregon State – this is the first time they will be engraving their name on the traveling trophy!

The NWCCC would like to thank Clark Miller and his staff at the Museum of Flight for hosting our event and allowing use of their project, Travis Caples and Rick Philipovich from BN Builders for volunteering their time and expertise about the project to facilitate the students’ proposal, and to Rick Heilmann of Tesoro, John Komorita of King County DNRP, Rob Harris of JHKelly, and Steve Nelson of Shell for judging the proposals and providing the students with valuable “real world” feedback.  A special thank you goes out to Paul Galeno of King County DNRP for providing the students with excellent early career advice during his lunchtime keynote address.

Join us for our next program on Tuesday, February 21st at the Lynnwood Convention Center as we host three excellent speakers at our “Regional Economic and Construction Outlook” program.  Register here to be part of this great discussion.

Register Now to Attend the January 25th NWCCC Student Bid Competition!

On Wednesday, January 25th come see the top Construction Management seniors from the University of Washington, Washington State University, Oregon State University, and Central Washington University as they demonstrate their estimating skills on a recently completed project for the Museum of Flight.

Only a handful of tickets remain available until this event is full, so register here now if you plan to attend!  Cost is free for 2017 NWCCC members, and $299 for non-members.

The day will start with a light breakfast and networking at the Museum of Flight’s View Lounge at 7:30am, with the competition beginning at 8:15 sharp.  Lunch will be served along with a keynote talk from Paul Galeno, King County Wastewater Treatment Department’s Project Control Supervisor.  Paul will discuss employers’ expectations of new construction management hires, and how a new CM graduate can best succeed in their first career role.  Travis Caples, BN Builders‘ Project Manager, will review the competition project after lunch and the judges will give their constructive feedback to the teams before we adjourn at 2:00pm.

As a bonus, admission to the Museum of Flight is included in your registration.  Plan to stay for an hour or two after the program and tour the incredible exhibits the Museum has to offer.

Take this opportunity to visit with these talented young women and men about their future plans, and offer your insights to help them be successful in their career.  It will be an energetic and entertaining program!

2017 Program Schedule

Jan 25th:  Student Bid Competition, Museum of Flight  

Feb 21st:  Regional Economic and Construction Outlook, Lynnwood Convention Center 

Mar 16th:  New Frontiers in Construction (joint w/ UW’s Center for Education and Research in Construction), UW’s Magnusson Park Facility 

Apr 18th:  Secrets to Project Success, Lynnwood Convention Center  

May 18th:  Sustainability and Green Building, Lynnwood Convention Center  Register Now!

Jun 15th:  Safety Excellence, Lynnwood Convention Center

Jul/Aug TBD:  Project Tour(s)

Sep 28th:  Are You Lean Enough?  Today’s Lean Construction Opportunities, Lynnwood Convention Center

Nov 2nd:  Annual Conference – Success With Today’s Workforce, Lynnwood Convention Center

Thank You to All Attendees of our “Success Through Powerful Partnerships” Program and Contractors’ Showcase

Our October 26th final program of 2016, “Success Through Powerful Partnerships” and Contractors’ Showcase was a great success, with 150 people attending the all-day event at the Lynnwood Convention Center.

A big “thank you!” goes out to all our presenters, our Contractors’ Showcase participants, the Lynnwood Convention Center staff, and our primary sponsors for the event – BP, Shell, Tesoro, and Phillips 66.  It was a great day of networking, education, and information for all of our membership.  Everyone took back new perspectives on partnerships that can be employed to make their next project a great success.

Most presentations from the day have been posted to our website – click here to view them.

Join us next on January 25th as we hold the annual Student Bid Competition for construction management students from WSU, OSU, UW, and CWU.  Stay posted for location and event registration.

October 26th Program “Success Through Powerful Partnerships” is SOLD OUT!

We have had great demand to attend our October 26th annual program, “Success Through Powerful Partnerships” along with the Contractors’ Showcase and awarding of the 2016 NWCCC Distinguished Project Awards, and have now filled our space in the Lynnwood Convention Center.

We will be releasing our 2017 schedule of programs and events in early November.  We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming NWCCC event!

Agenda for “Success Through Powerful Partnerships” – October 26th at Lynnwood Convention Center

We have an exciting agenda lined up for our October 26th program, “Success Through Powerful Partnerships”!

The day will start at 7:30am with the Contractors’ Showcase.  This is a great opportunity for networking with our affiliate members and gaining an understanding of their capabilities to help you successfully deliver your next project.

The morning program will highlight various examples of partnerships from around the region.

  • Partnership in Safety – BP’s Contractor Safety Council:  Thomas D’Angelo of BP and Frank Capristo of Matrix Service
  • Design-Build Partnerships:  Linneth Riley-Hall of Sound Transit
  • UW’s Center for Education & Research in Construction (CERC):  Dr Carrie Sturts Dossick of University of Washington
  • ST3 Proposal & Partnerships:  Karen Kitsis of SoundTransit
  • Partnering with NWCCC in 2017:  Travis Millhollin of NWCCC

Our keynote address over lunch will be “The Sadara Program – The Power of Alignment” by Joseph Brewer, VP at Dow Chemical; Sadara Program – Chief Implementation Officer.  The Sadara Program is the world’s largest petrochemical project, a recently completed joint venture between Dow and Saudi Aramco.  

In the afternoon, we will hold an hour-long panel discussion about the keys to a powerful partnership.  Panelists include:

  • Public Owner – Linneth Riley-Hall, Design & Construction Contracts Manager at SoundTransit
  • Public Contractor – Mark Howell, Senior VP at Skanska USA Building
  • Private Owner – James Tangaro, Refinery Manager at Tesoro Anacortes Refinery
  • Private Contractor – Frank Capristo, General Manager of Turnaround and Plant Services at Matrix Services
  • Commercial Owner – Greg Abell, Manager of Renton Site Services Engineering at Boeing
  • Commercial Contractor – Brian Aske, Senior Project Manager at LeaseCrutcherLewis
  • Joint Venture/Partnership – Joseph Brewer, VP at Dow Chemical; Sadara Program – Chief Implementation Officer

We will conclude the day with the awarding of our 2016 NWCCC Distinguished Project Awards.  Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from the award winners and celebrate the best in project execution from around our region in 2016!

Registration is now SOLD OUT!  We look forward to seeing you at another NWCCC event in early 2017; information on dates and programs for 2017 will be released in early November.

Sign Up Now for October 26th Program “Success Through Powerful Partnerships”


Sign up today for NWCCC’s October 26th program, “Success Through Powerful Partnerships”.

Register here!  There is a $99 charge for NWCCC members, and only $299 for non-members.

Come learn about the keys to successful owner-contractor partnerships from industry leaders’ perspectives, trends in the structures of partnerships, and examples of recent local partnerships that are yielding success in project delivery.

We will also hold a Contractor Showcase to start and end the day which will provide all attendees with the opportunity to network with our affiliate members and understand their capabilities and capacities to support your next project.

And, to celebrate the successes of our membership in 2016, we will announce the winners of our 2016 NWCCC Distinguished Project Awards.

The program will run from 7:30am to 3:00pm at the Lynnwood Convention Center just off I-5 at the I-5/I-405 interchange.  A light breakfast and a lunch will be served.

Thank you to BP, Shell, Tesoro, and Phillips66 for your sponsorship of our year-end program!